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Obits: Edward P. & Louise [Dexter] Smith
Posted by: Carol Page Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: September 14, 2006 at 08:19:59
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"The Nashua Reporter" [Nashua, Chickasaw Co., IA], 19 Feb 1920:

Edward P. Smith

Edward P. Smith for many years prominent in the business circles of Nashua, passed away at his home in Minneapolis Monday, February 16, 1920. The body was brought here for burial. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Sarah Bellamy. An obituary will follow next week.
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"The Nashua Reporter" [Nashua, Chickasaw Co., IA], 4 Mar 1920:

Obituary of Edward P. Smith

Edward P. Smith was born in La _aveville, Pa., March 29, 1848. When a small boy he came west with his parents and located in Cedar Falls. He returned east to complete his education, graduating from the Peekskill-on-Hudson. When a young man he came to Nashua where he entered the employ of Turner & Bellamy, grain and lumber dealers and when Turner and Bellamy dissolved partnership Mr. Smith became interested in the business, the firm being known as Bellamy & Smith, in which business he remained for fifteen years.

On March 3, 1896, he was united in marriage to Louise Dexter. They moved to Cedar Falls, where for nine years Mr. Smith gave the most untiring devotion and care to his invalid mother. He continued to live in Cedar Falls until October, 1917, when they moved to Waterloo, residing in that city until August, 1919, when the family moved to Minneapolis.

For several years Mr. Smith had shown signs of failing health, and two weeks prior to his death he was suddenly stricken with an acute attack of kidney trouble which resulted in his death Feb. 16, 1920.

Mr. Smith leaves to mourn his death, his wife, two sons, Edward and Stuart, two daughters, Mrs. H. F. Cole, of Waterloo, and Mary Louise, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bellamy of Minneapolis and Mrs. William [illegible] of [illegible].

[First line of paragraph illegible] __ily, was brought to Nashua where funeral services were held at the home of W. F. Getsch, Rev. C. E. Weiner officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery.
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"The Nashua Reporter" [Nashua, Chickasaw Co., IA], 8 Jan 1941: Obits: Edward P. & Louise [Dexter] Smith

Mrs. Louise Dexter Smith

Louise Dexter was born in Nashua, Sept. 15, 1870, the daughter of H. T. and Mary Ann Lester Dexter. She died Jan. 2, 1941, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. O. Waterman, at Sioux City, Ia.

She was a member of the fourth class to be graduated from Nashua high school, in 1890.

She was married to Edward P. Smith in March, 1896, and they went directly to Cedar Falls to establish their home. In 1918 they moved to Waterloo and a year later to Minneapolis, where Mr. Smith died in February, 1920. Since that time she had lived with her children and her two sisters in Nashua, the past two years having been spent with Mrs. Waterman.

Four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith survive her. They are: Mrs. Waterman [the former Mary Louise Smith]; Mrs. H. F. Cole [the former Helen Smith] of Grand Rapids, Mich,; Edward Smith, of Davenport, Iowa, and Stuart Smith, of Minneapolis. There are also 10 grandchildren and three sisters, Mesdames C. L. Johnson and W. F. Getsch, both of Nashua and Mrs. H. F. Hanson of Peoria, Ill. One brother, Clark Dexter, preceded her in death in 1934.
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